World Press Photo award goes to AP image of Turkish assassin

Feb 14, 2017

World Press Photo award goes to AP image of Turkish assassin

As an off-duty policeman who had just assassinated Russia’s ambassador to Turkey stood in front of Burhan Ozbilici waving a gun, the veteran Associated Press photographer summoned the composure to stand his ground and keep taking pictures. “I immediately decided to do my job ...

Thai seafood put on notice as Obama bans imports of slave-made goods

Feb 26, 2016

Thai seafood put on notice as Obama bans imports of slave-made goods

Federal officials are preparing to enforce an 86-year-old ban on importing goods made by children or slaves under new provisions of a law signed by President Barack Obama. “This law slams shut an unconscionable and archaic loophole that forced America to accept products made ...

Nov 22, 2015

James Lagier, former AP Tokyo bureau chief, dies at 80

James C. Lagier, a former Associated Press bureau chief in the United States and Japan whose four-decade career included covering nuclear tests in the Pacific, filing the bulletin on Robert F. Kennedy’s death and overseeing AP’s reporting of the 1995 Kobe earthquake that killed ...